We’ve all seen the “portraits” of crime suspects used by investigators trying to apprehend people who’ve committed crimes. Officer Johnny Castro, an army vet and Philadelphia police Forensic Composite Artist, is one of those whose job it is to interview victims and witnesses then use his artistic talent to produce a picture of the perpetrator that investigators can use to find him or her.
Officer Castro has also been using his gift to honor officers killed in the line of duty by producing portraits of them and presenting them to their families or colleagues, not just here, but all over the country.
He created the portrait of Sgt. Robert Wilson III, who was killed in the line of duty trying to stop a robbery at a Philadelphia Game Stop store. This portrait has been displayed by the Philadelphia Police Department.
by Jerry Wells
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